The Inaugural Lecture of Professor Malcolm MacLachlan, Maynooth University Department of Psychology, addressed being inclusive of difference and that the potential to use technology to help people break into society is both immediate and considerable.
Date: Tuesday, 05 December 2017
Professor Mac MacLachlan joins with members of the Department and the wider MU community to launch the MU ALL Institute at the Freedom Tech National Assembly
Date: Monday, 20 November 2017
ALL (Assisting Living and Learning) Institute is a multi-disciplinary and collaborative centre for the development and promotion of Assistive Technology and Supports for people, especially those marginalised through disability or impairment, enabling them achieve well-being at all stages of their lives.
Date: Thursday, 16 November 2017
Professor Coogan’s ongoing work has recently been featured in the Wall Street Journal
Date: Friday, 10 November 2017
As part of Research Week 2017, Dr. Grainne Hickey and Dr. Fleur Heleen Boot from the department of Psychology presented at the cross-Faculty ‘Engaged Research’ event called: “Keeping it Real: how academics engage with communities to advance research and innovation agendas”.
Date: Wednesday, 08 November 2017
“Our citizens cannot wait any longer” – call for Ireland's ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons
In ainneoin gur tugadh gealltanas i gCáinaisnéis 2018 go gcuirfear maoiniú ar fáil don tSeirbhís Tacaíochta Cinnteoireachta do Dhaoine faoi Mhíchumas, tá sé ráite ag taighdeoir mór le rá in Ollscoil Mhá Nuad nach bhfuil an próiseas ag bogadh ar aghaidh tapa go leor.
Date: Tuesday, 24 October 2017
What impact does winter have on our behaviour, sleep and well-being? Professor Andrew Coogan discusses the impact of the changing of the season and the shortening of the day on us.
Date: Monday, 02 October 2017
The fifth AfriNEAD Conference was held August 7th-9th in Kumasi, Ghana at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). The theme of this year’s conference was Disability and Inclusion in Africa; the role of Assistive Technology. From the Maynooth University Department of Psychology, Dr Fleur Boot (presenting) and Emma Smith, both working with Professor Mac MacLachlan, attended the three day conference. Presenters included experts in the field of disability in Africa and globally, as well as students representing the Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies, College of Health Sciences, at KNUST.
Date: Wednesday, 27 September 2017
September 13-15 Prof Mac MacLachlan delivered a Keynote speech on "Global Research Needs and Infrastructures for Assistive Technology"
September 13-15 Prof Mac MacLachlan delivered a Keynote speech on "Global Research Needs and Infrastructures for Assistive Technology" at the 2017 Global Conference on Assistive Technology, Beijing, China. He also attended the "Belt and Road Disability Cooperation High-Level Event".
Date: Friday, 22 September 2017
Maynooth Psychology staff play key role at Global Summit at the World Health Organisation in Geneva, Switzerland
Last month in Geneva the World Health Organisation (WHO) hosted the first GREAT (Global Research, Innovation & Education on Assistive Technology) Summit. Three staff from the Department of Psychology were among the 200 experts who attended: Professor Mac MacLachlan (Summit Co-Chair), Dr Deirdre Desmond, Senior Lecturer and Dr Fleur Boot, ASSISTID Marie Sklodowska-Curie Post-Doctoral Researcher.
Date: Tuesday, 19 September 2017